How to Make Mini Versions of my Message in a Bottle and Vortex Paperweights from Epoxy or UV Resin

How to Make Mini Versions of my Message in a Bottle and Vortex Paperweights from Epoxy or UV Resin


Here we go again! Mix a little sand with some pre-mixed epoxy resin Just enough so the sand can smooth itself out Drop a little sand mixture into the centre of a 30mm cube mould Over one year later and I still get comments saying I should have covered the entire base in sand… Which I actually did in the follow-up video XD For this mini version I used a FAKE pearl :O Those tiny shells are sold on eBay as fingernail decorations… Just be careful where you stick your fingers with those on the end :/ I put clear resin on the bottom so you can see inside it better This time I tint the aqua layer with my DecoRom forget-me-not liquid pigment (link in the description) Just a tiny spot is needed Fill a mini bottle with sand to weigh it down, and suspend it in the mould Now fill to the top with resin but don’t allow it to dome Dribbling resin down the outside of the mould is optional :/ Kill the bubbles! For the sea-foam effect you need UV resin, as it needs to cure instantly to hold the pattern A few drops of white UV pigment Just paint a thin layer over the surface Now add droplets of clear UV resin to create the pattern I hope you like the close-up cam shots because it doubles the editing XD You can dump the sand out of the bottle at this point Finish the piece with a final glaze of clear UV resin over the entire surface I’m sure Alexa will have something to say about that later :/ Finished! The process for making the mini vortex is also the same as for the big one To mould the cone I’m just applying clear parcel tape over some paper Cut that out then cut a slit to the centre Fold the cone until a quarter of the circle disappears Support the cone in the top half of a 30mm sphere mould Fill with resin so the base of the cone is slightly less than the diameter of the mould Use Mod Podge or similar adhesive that dries clear to paint a thin spiral around the cone Cover with fine glitter and wait about 30 minutes to dry Repeat this process for two more spirals of glitter in contrasting colours. I used silver holo and onyx black. I like to cover the entire cone with a single colour, but you can leave it stripey if you wish Fill the bottom half of the mould with resin. I did this pour at the same time as the cone. Now join the cone to the bottom half of the sphere with a little epoxy resin. Take care to avoid trapped air. Ooops Join the two halves of the mould together and seal with hot melt glue If you don’t seal the mould you will probably regret it You can get heat-resistant finger cots to protect you from the hot glue, which actually comes out of the gun hotter than boiling water I just like to torture myself Now fill the mould right to the top The glue peels easily from the mould Finished! Thanks for watching! Please support me with a like ๐Ÿ™‚ [Alexa] Does size really matter [Alexa] Is something only a man with small feet would say

47 thoughts on “How to Make Mini Versions of my Message in a Bottle and Vortex Paperweights from Epoxy or UV Resin

  1. A good morning video ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for making mini versions of the message in a bottle and the vortex. They look adorable. Alexa always has something funny to say and I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Me fascina tu canal que genial video! Podrรญas crear algo muy cute?, serรญa lindo de ver ๐Ÿ˜Š, siempre veo tus videos saluditos desde Chile ๐Ÿ˜„

  4. The vortex sphere is really very beautiful !! I just love it! I tried this afternoon and the colors do not stand out like yours but I will try again! I have a hard time removing the plastic too. yet I use epoxy resin too..thank you for your videos

  5. Message in a bottle The Police.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜ปGood idea forr mini decorations for the christmas tree.(SSS๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ŽKTB for you ๐Ÿ†)

  6. Lol Alexa ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Loved the message in a bottle as much as I did the first one ! And you absolutely did not need to cover the whole bottom with sand as I'm sure you know … it looks so much better this way ! Can see every detail .. the vortex is so cool too .. such an illusion love it x love em both .. thanks so much for sharing mini versions xx

  7. Yesss! New video. I loved these both the first time… and I love the mini ones too. ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for sharing, as always.

  8. The close up shots are nice but if I had to choose between close up shots or more videos, Iโ€™d choose more videos. So if editing time is taking away from making other videos, stop the extra editing and make more videos.

  9. Cheers new video ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Thanks ๐Ÿฅฐ
    You are the best โค๏ธ

  10. Love the smaller vortex! Of course, pink is my favorite color. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The closeup shots are really cool, but it would be fine without too.
    Alexa. ๐Ÿคฃ

  11. You missed out the dead star fish in this one!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿคฃ And that vortex mind, it's encapsulating, could look at that all day long ๐Ÿ‘

  12. You are an artist dear , love all your creations . I thought at the beggining that you were very serious , but till the end it was the old resinAce , love the wortex so much

  13. I actually had third degree burns on my fingers from a hot glue gun. It went thru the foam I was putting glue on, so I grabbed it off with my other hand… which the hot glue ended up burning and I grabbed it again with the hand first burnt. I ended up with 7 fingers burnt, all completely losing their skin and all. It was extremely painful.

  14. Thank you for this awesomeness! The only time size matters is when you are talking about how big of a pearl you are putting on your finger nail and where you are putting that finger!?!

  15. Hey Ace, nice to see your hands again! ๐Ÿ‘ Great job my man! I loved these the first time and even more in the cutsie mini versions! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I do enjoy the close up shots too, very nice! Ahhh, Alexa, Alexa, Alexa, yeah, we'll keep her! You just keep on teaching her Ace! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great vid as always, thanks! Pam ๐Ÿ˜‹

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